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Co-op food markets have no home in Boston

Co-op food markets have no home in Boston

Cooperative food markets have had an unsuccessful run in Boston. Most residents fulfill their grocery needs by shopping at major grocery stores like Stop & Shop, Whole Foods and Target. After months of declining revenues and increasing debt, Harvest Co-op Markets has closed both of its Boston locations, bringing an end to nearly 50 years of business. Following Harvest’s closure, there are no longer any cooperative style food markets in the city of Boston. Broadly speaking, cooperative, or co-op businesses differ from traditional ones because they are owned by the people who use their services. Shoppers, often referred to […]

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